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What You Should Buy at the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Alright everyone, get your online browsers ready and your credit cards out. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially live on July 21st! If you have a Nordstrom credit card, you’ve probably been shopping the sale all weekend (Early Access to the sale opened to card holders on the 13th). As a card holder myself, I, along with the help of our lovely employee, Ella, have combed through the very large and overwhelming sale to pick out our favorite pieces for our blog readers.

Remember to act fast if you see something you like. This is Nordstrom’s biggest and most popular sale, during which they mark down new fall merchandise before it goes on the racks at full price. Items will sell out before you realize! If any of our picks below sell out, be sure to bookmark them as certain items will restock. The sale ends August 6th!

Happy sale shopping!

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Cool Casual Clothing

What are this fall season’s trends you should be buying? Bold jeans, moto jackets, and funky sweaters. As we’ve mentioned on this blog before, Lani and I have been moving away from the toothpick skinny jean (gasp!) in favor of more daring and crazy styles. Our favorite example is the cropped flare jean, like this budget friendly pair by BLANKNYC. Not sure what you think? Check out our post on how to wear kick flares. For more fun denim styles, see anything by comfortable and fashionable favorite Frame.

Rails Phoenix Embroidered Chambray Shirt, $188 $124.90

BLANKNYC Canvas Cropped Kick Flare Jeans, $78 $51.90

Helene Berman Fringe Trim Tweed Jacket, $298 $198.90

FRAME Le Nouveau Split Hem Jeans, $269 $179 .90

Topshop Asymmetrical Ribbed Sweater, $68 $43.90

Halogen A-Line Leather Skirt, $249 $165.90

BLANKNYC Metallic Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $129 $85.90

FRAME Double Ruffle Cuff Sweater, $325 $216.90

Caslon Mixed Knit Moto Sweater, $79 $49.90

SPANX Faux Leather Leggings, $98 $64.90

Nordstrom Signature Asymmetrical Ribbed Cashmere Sweater, $299 $199.90

Veronica Beard Benson Moto Jacket, $550 $365.90

7 For All Mankind Roxanne Original Ankle Skinny Jeans, $229 $152.90

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Your New Favorite Workwear

The Nordstrom Sale always has beautiful suiting from Theory and Boss, which we’ve featured below in our favorite burgundy color. For more casual workplaces, be sure to check out Nic + Zoe and the NYDJ ponte pants (which I featured in last year’s anniversary sale post too…I swear by them!). I bought multiple clients the Harlow cardigan from J.Crew last year because it is the most sophisticated and flattering cardigan I’ve seen in a long time.

BOSS Jenesa Suit Jacket, $625 $414.90

BOSS Denesa Sheath Dress, $595 $394.90

NIC + ZOE Fuse One-Button Cardigan, $158 $104.90

Theory Treeca 2 Betoken Wool Blend Pants, $275 $183.90

Theory Lindrayia B Betoken Wool Blend Blazer, $435 $289.90

Halogen Ponte Pencil Skirt, $59 $39.90

Rag & Bone Redgrave Piped Blazer, $595 $396.90

Diane von Furstenberg Cigarette Pants, $298 $198.90

kate spade new york Scallop Stripe Knit Fit & Flare Dress, $378 $252.90

Tibi Ruffle Cotton Shirt, $345 $229.90

Ted Baker London Gilar Slit Cuff Ankle Pants, $239 $159.90

Classiques Entier Pinstripe Stretch Silk Midi Dress, $299 $199.90

J. Crew ‘Harlow’ Cardigan, $89.50 $66.90

NYDJ Stretch Knit Trousers, $114 $75.90

BOSS Hakordia Belted Sheath Dress, $495 $329.90

Veronica Beard Carter Cutaway Jacket with Removable Dickey, $745 $498.90

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Bold Outerwear

Did you read our blog about your power color? Go read it and then you’ll realize why you need this cobalt blue Tahari coat. The super chic Soia and Kyo vest is one of my favorite pieces from the whole sale. Or if you need a new leather jacket, now is your chance!

Diane von Furstenberg Faux Fur Collar Leather Jacket, $1,298 $859

Soia & Kyo Longline Drap Front Vest, $270 $179.90

Lafayette 148 New York Quilted Zip Front Cardigan, $498 $331.90

Tahari ‘Tessa’ Boiled Wool Blend Coat, $248 $139.90

Joie Ailey Suede Moto Jacket, $998 $664.90

BCBGeneration Heart Embroidered Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $198 $129.90

James Perse Brushed Fleece Long Jacket, $295 $198.90

Trouvé Raw Edge Leather Jacket, $299 $199.90

Theory Clairene RB Tweed Bouclé Coat, $485 $329.90

Love Token Long Genuine Rabbit Fur Vest, $330 $219.90

Badgley Mischka Alexis Double Face Wool Blend Long Wrap Coat, $395 $259.90

BLANKNYC Velvet Band Jacket, $189 $125.90

Mackage Asymmetrical Zip Down Coat, $595 $397.90

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Shoes for Fall

I’m having a difficult time resisting these fur pom pom pumps. However, if you’re a more realistic person and you’re looking for more practical work shoes, see the Cole Haan flats and the Aquatalia block heel pumps at the end of our slider.

Charles by Charles David Sadie Genuine Rabbit Fur Pom Pump, $109.95 $69.90

Steve Madden Hugh Embellished Mule, $89.95 $59.90

Vince Corbin Slip-On Sneaker, $195 $129.90

Mercer Edit Layitonme Mule, $169.95 $99.90

Dolce Vita Marra Double Zip Bootie, $159.95 $105.90

Frye ‘Dani Shield’ Sandal, $297.95 $199.90

Louise et Cie Fenn Lace-Up Oxford, $149.95 $99.90

Vince Camuto Karinda Over the Knee Boot, $239.95 $159.90

Cole Haan Heidy Pointy Toe Flat, $180 $119.90

Aquatalia Polly Weatherproof Pump, $395 $259.90

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Handbags for Work and Play

The hot pink Tumi backpack is my dream bag for overnight trips, while the Kate Spade phone crossbody is my dream bag for parties.

ALLSAINTS Raye Leather Tote, $378 $249.90

kate spade Young Lane Marybeth Leather Tote w/ Removable Laptop Sleeve, $428 $284.90

Rebecca Minkoff Top Handle Leather Satchel, $295 $196.90

ALLSAINTS Ray Nubuck Crossbody Bag, $278 $185.90

Rebecca Minkoff Unlined Front Pocket Leather Tote, $325 $$216.90

Tumi Voyageur Sacha Water Resistant Backpack, $395 $263.90

kate spade new york Leather Smartphone Crossbody Bag, $128 $84.90

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Jewelry and Watches

For those in the market for a new watch, Check out Larsson and Jennings. I particularly love the off white version.

BaubleBar Mini Metallic Pinata Statement Earrings, $42 $27.90

gorjana Lola Semiprecious Stone Drop Earrings, $75 $49.90

kate spade new york In a Flash Drop Earrings, $58 $38.90

LARSSON & JENNINGS Lugano Leather Strap Watch 38 mm, $335 $223.90

Oscar de la Renta Gold Leaf Clip Earrings, $225 $149.90

Monica Vinader Riva Kite Diamond Bracelet, $250-$295 $165.90-$195.90

LARSSON & JENNINGS Lugano Leather Strap Watch 38 mm, $335 $223.90

Lana Jewelry Nude Remix Bar Y-Necklace, $565 $375.90

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The RLS Basics

Be sure to stock up on t-shirts now, especially the expensive ones like the ultra soft Majestic tees. Now is also a great time to purchase underwear, shapewear, and activewear!

Majestic Filatures Long Sleeve Crewneck Top, $135 $89.90

Natori Feathers Bra & Briefs, $30-$68 $19.90-$44.90

Nordstrom Lingerie ‘Moonlight’ Short Pajamas, $55 $35.90

SPANX Shape My Day Girl Shorts, $50 $32.90

Nordstrom Lingerie Two-Way Seamless Tank, $29 $20.90

Chantelle Intimates Underwire Sports Bra, $72 $47.90

Nordstrom Lingerie Seamless Bra, $29 $18.90

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Beauty Sets

I bought the gloss in this YSL kit for Lani (and myself) for the holidays last year and we both love it! It looks perfect on its own but it also glides right over a lipstick for an extra pop. Now I’m dying for the whole set! Also how adorable is the Skinny Dip brush set? Great gift for anyone starting makeup!

Yves Saint Laurent Lip Set, $74 ($106 value)

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set, $59 ($110 value)

Laura Geller Beauty Eye Envy Collection, $30 ($110 value)

Butter London Cashmere Cremes Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer Set, $44 ($72 value)

Skinny Dip Pink Marble Professional Brush Set, $35 ($56 value)

Le Labo Santal 33 Collection, $95

simplehuman Round Sensor Mirror Pro, $165.50 ($250 value)

T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer, $134 ($200 value)

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Set, $75 ($88 value)

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